Shudipto Dishari

Contact Information:

City Campus (Lincoln)
OTHM 214
(402) 472-7537

Personal Links:

Nanomaterials Group

Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: National University of Singapore
  • B. S. Chemical Engineering: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Current Job Openings

There is no open Ph.D or post-doc position in the group at this point. However, motivated, prospective graduate students/post-doctoral applicants are welcome to contact. Oligomer/polymer synthesis and/or electrochemistry experiences are highly preferred. For post-doc positions, prior experience in chemical synthesis of polymer (especially ionomer) is a must. (email:

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

  • polymers and nanomaterials
  • thin films and membranes
  • energy
  • antimicrobial materials
  • chemobiorecognition
  • bioseparation

Courses Taught

  • CHME 323/823: Thermodynamics II
  • CHME 496/896-002: Functional Polymeric Nanomaterials and Applications
  • CHME 482/882: Polymers

About Shudipto Dishari

Dr. Shudipto Konika Dishari joined as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UNL (2016- ). Dishari has been a post-doctoral researcher in chemical engineering (PI: Andrew Zydney) and materials science and engineering (PI: Michael Hickner) at the Pennsylvania State University. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Dishari's research focuses on designing synthetic and bioderived ion-conducting and light-harvesting polymers. Dishari explores the fascinating nanoscale phenomena within polymeric thin films and membranes. Her work targets to impact energy conversion and storage devices, chemobiosensing, and biotechnology applications. For pursuing research on innovative polymer design and understanding of material interfaces, Dishari received prestigious awards, like, DOE Early CAREER Award (2019), NSF CAREER Award (2018), 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (2021), NUTech Venture Emerging Innovator of the Year Award (2020), and Baxter Young Investigator Award (2014). In recognition of her research accomplishments, extraordinary teaching abilities, and academic promise, Dishari received UNL's Edgerton Innovation Award (2020), Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award (2019) and Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Distinguished New Faculty Teaching Award (2020).

Dishari is an active organizer of symposiums and sessions in national meetings through platforms, like, American Chemical Society (ACS), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Physical Society (APS), and North American Membrane Society (NAMS). Dishari is members of UNL's "Complete Engineering" initiative and "Diversity and Inclusion" Taskforce. Dishari is also a member of Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN)'s  "Education and Outreach Committee," and greatly involved in educating middle and high school students, including women, minorities, and first-generation college students. 

Edgerton Innovation Award (2020), 

Honors and Awards

Edgerton Innovation Award (2021)

3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (3M-NTFA) (2021)

NUTech Venture Emerging Innovator of the Year Award (2020)

Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Distinguished New Faculty Teaching Award (2020)

DOE Early CAREER Award (2019)

Harold & Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award (2019)

UNL College of Engineering Recognition for Excellence in Teaching (2018, 2019, 2020)

UNL College of Engineering Recognition for Research Excellence (2018, 2019, 2020)

NSF CAREER Award (2018)

Layman Award (2018)

Nebraska EPSCoR First Award (2017)

Baxter Young Investigator Award (2014)


University of Nebraska Collaboration Initiative Grant (2021-2022)

UNL College of Engineering Edgerton Innovation Award (2021)

3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (3M-NTFA) (2021-2023)

Edgerton Innovation Award (2021)

Voelte Keegan Bioengineering Support Grant (2021)

Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research (NCESR) Competitive Grant (2020-2021)

DOE Early CAREER Award (2019-2024)

NSF CAREER Award (2018-2023)

Layman Award (2018-2019)

NASA Nebraska Space Grant (2017-2018)

Nebraska EPSCoR First Award (2017-2018)

Research Council Faculty Seed Grant (2017)